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Escape The Fate, Pop Evil Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 12, 2014

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Escape The Fate and Pop Evil are going on a co-headlining tour in May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate Expecting Bury The Hatchet Part II Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 21, 2014

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Falling In Reverse and Escape The Fate are expecting to go out on a Bury The Hatchet Part II Tour. Check out a report from AltPress below after the jump.

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Escape The Fate Bury The Hatchet Tour Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 16, 2014

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Escape The Fate are out on the Bury The Hatchet Tour. Watch a tour video below after the jump.

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Escape The Fate Bury The Hatchet Tour Set List

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 18, 2014

Escape The Fate are out on the Bury The Hatchet Tour. Check out their set list from the tour below after the jump. 

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Craig Mabbitt’s Dead Rabbitts Sign To Tragic Hero; Recording With Andrew Wade (ADTR)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 21, 2013

Dead Rabbitts (Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate) have signed to Tragic Hero Records and will begin recording their new album with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember). Check out a message from the band below after the jump.

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The Weekender: In Defense Of.., Questions ADTR’s Involvement With JJ Raise, And Sutures For Transit’s Future

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 9, 2013

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Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we’ll be bringing you some of biggest and most interesting stories of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

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In Defense Of The ‘Punk Goes…’ Series

Punk Goes Christmas feels as fresh and innovative as the first Punk Goes Pop, and that burst of creative spark and panache is just what the doctor ordered for a series that was mired and flailing in paint-by-numbers Top 40 covers.

Dare I say it — Punk Goes… is back, and is nearly as strong as ever? Take this as an open invitation to kick me when Punk Goes Pop Eleven Billion hits shelves, but I think Fearless has learned from the middling-to-downright-bitter reception the past few compilations received. A shakeup in themes will do them some good (via Erik van Rheenen).

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Kevin Lyman Shames Escape The Fate

Kevin Lyman is a man of true power. For 19 years he has built, maintained, and developed what has become the backbone for the majority of the punk/alternative scene. Men of such power are not always kind humans at heart, but Kevin Lyman is and always has been. When you see someone like Lyman snap, you know it’s for good reason.

It wasn’t surprising when Escape The Fate announced this past week that they had dropped off Warped Tour EU and their UK tour with Chiodos due to their recent drama-filled history. However, Craig Mabbitt told fans the tour had to be cancelled due to his girlfriend’s expected child delivery being delayed - and you know what? That’s not something one usually lies about, so fans believed him. 

Kevin Lyman however knows the truth, and the truth is that Mabbitt lied about the tour cancellation, which has nothing to do with the delayed birth of his new child. Yes, the frontman of Escape The Fate used a lie regarding his unborn child as an excuse to drop off of a tour, which is bottom line disgusting. 

Bands can get away with crossing many people behind the scenes as long as they still have a strong fan base. But there are some industry people you can’t screw over, and one of them is Kevin Lyman.

Escape The Fate are also apparently bankrupt. Get ready for the end. 

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ADTR Paid John Janick/FBR $450K Over 4 Years As Alleged Manager

The majority of A Day To Remember and Victory Records’ court case has focussed around the fulfillment of the band’s contractual recording agreement. This new piece of information however goes off on a tangent, but a very interesting one to say the least. Not to mention that Tony Brummel himself sent this to POZ.

So, what does this mean? A Day To Remember were paying John Janick and Fueled By Ramen Records as a manager for a four year period of time to the sum of $450,000. The total sum of money isn’t what’s important here. What matters is that the band kept Janick and FBR’s involvement secret from Victory Records and the courts until this past summer. The court has decided however that Janick was not a true manager to the band and was only acting as a consultant. 

This will continue to play out however it does in court, but the question must be pondered - Why was Janick “managing” A Day To Remember while being the president of Fueled By Ramen Records? Why were A Day To Remember paying Fueled By Ramen Records? If the band got out of their contract with Victory before Janick had left to Interscope Records, would they have signed with Fueled By? Truly interesting and strange. 

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Transit Announce ‘Futures And Sutures’ Acoustic EP

2013 has been a difficult year for Transit. The band released an album that they love with all of their heart and are proud of, but most of their longtime fans do not feel the same way - and have unfortunately voiced that opinion loudly since Young New England's release in April. Regardless of the dislike however, fans of Transit have also voiced that they want nothing more for the band to succeed.

An acoustic EP is a good way to get that ball rolling once again, especially when you look back at the band’s past. The release of Something Left Behind in early-2011 was accepted with open arms from old and new fans, and to this day holds up as one of the better releases we’ve seen in the past few years from a band in our world. Futures And Sutures follows the same route with reworked acoustic songs from both Listen & Forgive and Young New England

Transit will be supporting the EP while headlining the Acoustic Basement tour this January and February. Support one of your favorite bands this winter.

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Stolen: How Bands Bounce Back From Losing Everything

When it comes to artists being robbed on tour, there’s a third factor in the equation. There are the musicians. That’s a given. There’s the thief in question; that’s a given, too. But, when you fall under the umbrella of touring acts and are under the scope of a scene noted for allegiance to favorite bands, there are also the fans. They play an oft-overlooked but essential role in the whole scheme of things: backing the recovery process (via Erik van Rheenen).

ex-Escape The Fate Member Monte Money Statement Degrading Craig Mabbitt; Claims Band Is Bankrupt

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 9, 2013

Monte Money, formerly of Escape The Fate, has released a blistering statement aimed at Craig Mabbitt’s countless lies and jabs over the past months. Money has also stated that the band is in a state of bankcupty. Read the statement below after the jump.

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Kevin Lyman Further Comments On Escape The Fate Situation

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 6, 2013

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Escape The Fate apparently gave Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour, and Chiodos three days notice before dropping off of their upcoming tour. The band apparently only gave the festival three days of notice before dropping off of the tour and then lying about the reasons why. Check out more tweets from Lyman below after the jump.

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Kevin Lyman Calls Escape The Fate Liars; Band Used Child Birth As An Excuse

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 5, 2013

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Escape The Fate just dropped off an upcoming UK/European tour that included Warped Tour overseas. The band told fans they dropped off of the tour due to Craig Mabbitt’s girlfriend going into labor for their new child later than expected, but Warped founder Kevin Lyman has publicly shamed the band for lying. Check out a tweet from Lyman below after the jump.

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Escape The Fate Drop Off Tour With Chiodos

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 5, 2013

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Update: Kevin Lyman Calls Escape The Fate Liars; Band Used Child Birth As An Excuse

Escape The Fate have dropped off yet another tour. This time around with Chiodos in the UK due to frontman Craig Mabbitt’s child being born later than expected. Check out a statement from the band below after the jump.

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The Weekender: Uncovering A MCR Mystery, The Emerge-less VERSA, And What An ‘Untitled’ Residency Might Mean For blink’s Future

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 2, 2013

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Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every Saturday, we’ll be bringing you some of biggest and most interesting stories of the past weeks from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

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blink-182’s Untitled Residency Grew Even Longer

There’s never going to be a tour, but what we’re getting from blink-182 may actually mean that we’re going to get what comes from hoping for more. What does that mean?

Many, most, all of us want a full Untitled North America, or even world, tour. Why is that? It’s because the album is recognized, by most, as the band’s greatest output. And for many blink fans, it’s the album that changed their whole life, musically speaking. Part of what was so heartbreaking about blink’s break-up from day one was that the band seemed to be on the cusp of creating so much more.

Neighborhoods is loved, liked, and hated. Dogs Eating Dogs is loved, liked, and mildly disliked. But what we’ve seen from both releases is the band coming closer to tapping into the magic from those Box Car Racer to Untitled to We Don’t Need To Whisper to When Your Heart Stops Beating writing sessions. And what we may get coming full circle from these five Untitled release shows is a reawakening within the band of their best creation. These shows are happening two months before demoing for LP7 will begin. Before signing to a new label will become concrete. Before embarking on the true next step of blink-182. 

Ten years and onward, beginning in just a few days. 

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My Chemical Romance Releasing Greatest Hits Album 

Some detective cases only last 12 hours. From what started as a glimmering hope of My Chemical Romance rising from the dead with a new release filled with comeback hits ended up not even being a posthumous output of unreleased old songs. Instead, My Chem fans will be left with a Greatest Hits album packaged by frontman Gerard Way himself. 

You only hear the music when your heart begins to break.

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Falling In Reverse, Escape The Fate Announce Bury The Hatchet Tour 

Truly surprising, somewhat interesting, and certainly comical on first glance. Mostly concerning (for fans), however, on second glance.

Whether Ronnie Radke and Craig Mabbitt and all the others featured in this equation have truly “buried the hatchet” or not is to miss the point of what this looks like at its most boiled down form: A last ditch effort at regaining the army of fans both bands have shed over the past year and a half.

Escape The Fate have been without a plugged lifeboat and sinking slowly, but quickly enough, since the release of their self-titled album on Interscope. Falling In Reverse have been trying to climb back from a bottomless well that Ronnie Radke placed themselves in with legal suits over domestic abuse, Warped Tour drops, rap-rock nu-metal songs, and continual bullshit.

If you think this tour is truly about rekindling a bond and showing fans hate should be ditched for love, you’re misguided. Falling In Reverse expected to sell somewhere near 50,000 copies of Fashionably Late during its first week on the Billboard charts. You don’t want to know how long it took to actually hit that mark. The band also was hoping to co-headline rooms of this size this season, but had their other headlining partner run far away following the release of “Alone” and the constant drama Radke dragged Falling In Reverse through. And Escape The Fate? Well, this is the nicest gift-basket they’ve received since they released their first album and found success. 

VersaEmerge Changing Name To VERSA

VersaEmerge, a band that built up a promising fan base despite constant member changes and turbulence only to wind up being dropped by their now sexy-sceneless label, dipping out of a spot on Warped Tour, and having an album in limbo for two years. 

VERSA, an attempt to rebrand an image that has all but been erased to the point of starting new social networks instead of shifting the current ones over. A second chance at the same music? Or as Senior Writer Jesse Richman pointed out, a chance to keep ties, but explore new territories (EDM, etc)?

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Sumerian Records Drop Capture The Crown 

A truly bizarre and confusing move by a label of any size or admiration. While no one can blame Sumerian for dropping a band that flaunts deeply misogynic merch/lyrics and backing tracks that are more prevalent than live music, a question should probably be asked. What is going on over at Sumerian Records?

Besides this odd move, I See Stars saw their debatably-highly anticipated new album, New Demons, get delayed month after month. The October 22nd release date the band finally got was very poorly marketed and promoted, which resulted in a somewhat embarrassing Billboard charting of over 7,000 copies sold. This of course is not a terrible showing, but should have been much greater. 

You shouldn’t be too shocked if you hear about anoTher banD bEing droPped from the label soon as well. 

Ronnie Radke Confirms Star Studded Mixtape Guests

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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Ronnie Radke is planning on releasing a free mixtape sometime in the next few months. The mixtape will feature a long list of prominent frontmen in the scene. Check out tweets from Radke below after the jump.

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